As the temperature dropped, dense fog engulfed parts of Delhi-NCR, disrupting road and rail traffic. However, operations at Delhi Airport remained normal.
The fog was attributed to high moisture and low temperatures. In Delhi, the minimum temperature is likely to drop to five degrees Celsius during the next few days.
A slight improvement in visibility was attributed to southwesterly winds and a consequent increase in temperatures in the past 24 hours.
Amid low temperatures, high moisture, and still winds, a layer of dense to very dense fog persisted over Punjab, Haryana, northwest Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and parts of Uttarakhand.
The IMD said that cold wave to severe cold wave conditions are likely to continue at isolated places in Haryana, while dense fog is also expected at most places in the state over the next 3–4 days.
In Punjab, the IMD has predicted cold wave conditions and dense fog in isolated places till the 25th of this month.
For Jammu and Kashmir, the meteorological department has forecast colder nights over the next couple of days as a further fall in the minimum temperature is expected. There is also the possibility of rain or light snowfall in some parts of Kashmir around Christmas.
Meanwhile, in Delhi, the minimum temperature is likely to drop to five degrees Celsius while the maximum will be around 20 degrees during the next few days.
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